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lighting a fuse on a carbon bomb. >> tens of thousands rallied in washington sunday, calling on president obama to permanently reject the keystone xl tar sands pipeline. we'll hear from obama's former green czar van jones, canadian indigenous leader chief jackie thomas and bill mckibben of and then to actor, singer and activist harry belafonte. >> americans are the most unemployed, the most courted in the unjust systems of justice. the gun game, they're the most hunted. the rivers of blood that washed the streets of our nation flew mostly from the bodies of our black children. >> harry belafonte receives the spingarn medal, the naacp's highest achievement. he was introduced at friday's award ceremony by newark mayor cory booker, the man who could become new jersey's next senator. >> one who stands and calls the conscience of this community that we have problems that are deep, we have challenges that are high, we have to understand that the urgency of our path is so here with us in the present -- past is still here with us in the present critic rex he spoke with us after was annou
secret staff, chefs and curators, from martha washington to michelle obama. season 1 begins tonight at 9:00 eastern and pacific. on c-span, c-span radio and and you can also watch it again tonight at midnight. on this presidents' day, we talk about historian doug brinkley on the second terms of presidents. >> douglas brinkley, here is congressional quarterlies weekly and they have a graphic here. second terms tend to be more difficult. why is that? give us the history. >> well, i don't know if i totally believe that. and i know it's so popular right now that i hate to be the contrarian where we're saying second terms are a curse and that they're so much more difficult. i think any president would rather be in their second term than having to be in a first term with a huge election looming. so i think you get a lot of relief when you're president in the second term that you don't have to run again. also, there's a notion there are scandals that occur in the second term on nixon and watergate and iran-contra and lewinsky problems, all ones people raise. what they miss, is what
climate protest going on in washington, obama is out playing golf with texas oilmen. and this is just after, you know, he gave his speech on at the state of the union saying that we cannot wait. the world is being destroyed by climate. we have to do something. >> that would have been really bad optics. >> luckily for him the press was so worked up about the fact that they couldn't get a photo of tiger woods that they didn't google the other two guys that he was golfing with. >> right. they didn't mention it. they didn't google it. it doesn't matter. they're not complaining about golfing with oil men. they're complaining about golfing with a celebrity and that they didn't get their time to ask tying area few questions. >> all right. two days ago senator marco rubio said the president's plan on immigration was dead on arrival. the president today reached out to several senators, including senator rubio. both sides have released statements saying they are committed to a bipartisan commission and they agree there is progress. joan, what is going on here? these statements are very diplomat
. >>> i'm bret baier in washington. the big story here, president obama continued optimism a deal can be reached to avoid sequester. judging what is happening in washington is there reason for the optimism? president weighs in a week away from the automatic reduction and raid of federal spending growth. a week from the sequester, the administration is embarking op a national tour to promote aid and spending. senator is calling for it to be cap selled. should drones be used in miles per hour air space? if so, should they be for surveillance or armed? oscar pistorius will be free on bail until the trial in the valentine's day'shooting death of his girlfriend. he is charged with first degree murder. ♪ ♪ >> greg: so columnist for slate, the website, not the mote foric rock wants the airline ples to stop reclining in their seat. dan thinks it's rude but blames the airlines saying they recline in their seats because the seats recline. why do the seats recline? wouldn't it be better if they didn't? yes, they paid him to write that. seeking comfort, he thinks someone else has to give up t
year. and last month, 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, who had just performed during president obama's inauguration festivities in washington, was shot dead about a mile from the first family's chicago home. first lady michelle obama attended her funeral last weekend, and the president highlighted her death in his appeal for new gun laws in tuesday's state of the union address. >> hadiya's parents, nate and cleo, are in this chamber tonight, along with more than two dozen americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. ( applause ) they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> warner: echoes of the mass shootings in newtown also hung over a morning ceremony at the white house today, as mr. obama awarded presidential citizens medals. six of the 18 recipients were educators who died trying to protect students at sandy hook elementary school. to help put this in focus, we are joined by lynn sweet. she's a columnist and washington bureau chief for the "chicago sun-times," and has covered the windy city for
washington and we go through michelle obama. more from "the washington post 's" style section this morning. host: she sat down for interviews. you can see at circuits -- excerpts on a website. [video clip] >> i think to the extend this feels natural to me, i would never have thought being first lady would feel natural. i try to make it me. i try to bring michelle obama into this while respecting the tradition that is american's. host: first lady michelle obama. there's more on our website, c- jj in silver spring, maryland. caller: good morning. it can at times shoulder ignorance of other aspects of the policies. nancy reagan was in the former soviet union and was touring churches with lisa gorbachev -- raisa gorbachev. she made an effort to bring a focus on the lack of religious freedom in the former soviet union. it was united states policy at one time. it resulted in the deaths of hundreds of americans at wounded knee. the policy was to stamp out the ghost movement. that is a piece of american history a lot of people do not know about. he should have some knowledge about that.
huckabee's show, and they were talking about the different president -- how different president obama was from president george washington. listen to what they had to say. >> this is a very different president than our first one. george washington was so adamant that we would not have a king. and i thought, gosh, we've done pretty well until 2008 and now i think we may have ended up with one. >> first of all, washington's desire to be a good citizen, his desire to be a positive force, i think would he look at some of the current she begshenanigans, look at the grotesque sequester and think it was disgustful. it stood against everything he believed as a citizen. he believed in partisan advantage and not factional skirmishing. >> i mean, you know, in all due respect, newt, that is the biggest bunch of hog wash. first of all, what has this president done that has shown any partisan over the country? he is getting bashed by guys on the left. i disagree with him on drones and other things in afghanistan. you disagree with him. what are they talking about? and how has he operated like a kin
. you and i aren't but they near washington and the obama administration launched a 100 city tour, what is it the bill for that? >> that's what republicans want to know. 100 city tour sends obama administration officialings in community to help people apply for more aid. the white house said the price tag doesn't compare to spending cuts. one republican said it is more taxpayer dollars going out the door. >> how many people going on the tour and why are we doing this if not for particular mines . it should be . represents a drop in the bucket to an 85 billion dollar cut. >> they're calling on them to cancil the tour. remember to catch the full interview with senator lindsay graham tonight immediately following the fox report. >> well, reports the family of the disabled runner oscar pistorius said he wants to make contact with the grieving family of the dead girlfriend reeva steenkamp, but whether any meeting will happen is anybody's guess. most of the steenkamp's family feel he is guilty. the judge determined that pistorius is too famous to being a flight risk. he kill would steenkamp t
agenda. he's heading to washington to meet with u.s. president barack obama. white house officials say they'll discuss economic issues, the u.s.-japan security alliance, and their approach to north korea. north korean officials launched a rocket in december. they said they put a satellite into space. but western leaders say they were testing technology for a ballistic missile. some security analysts say such a missile could reach the u.s. west coast and could carry a nuclear payload. north korean scientists carried out another underground nuclear test last week. and authorities in pyongyang have hinted they may conduct another rocket launch before the end of this year. abe and obama will meet on friday at the white house. japanese government officials say the leaders will discuss the deployment of a second x band radar. u.s. army personnel already operate those systems at an air self-defense force base in northern japan. one government official says the additional system will make it possible to track missiles aimed at japan or the u.s. >>> a north korean diplomat made another kind of
, and curators exploring the lives of the women who served as first lady from martha washington to michelle obama. in a first of its kind project for television. season one begins monday night at nine o'clock eastern pacific on c-span and >> senate judiciary subcommittee chairman dick durbin of the commission on reducing gun violence. witness included victims of gun violence and constitutional law attorneys. congress is considering several proposals to curb on violence such as banning assault weapons and curbing cartridges. this is an hour and 20 minutes. >> this hearing will come to order. today's hearing is entitled, proposals to reduce gun violence. protecting our communities while respecting the second amendment. this is the first hearing of this constitutional subcommittee. i want to welcome my ranking republican member, senator ted cruz of texas. thank you for joining us at this committee hearing, as well as my other colleagues. i also want to thank senator pat leahy for giving us the opportunity to have this hearing today. we are pleased to have such a large audience for the he
in washington from president obama's state of the union address to gop lawmakers blocking chuck hagel's nomination for secretary of defense. earlier today i talked to chris wallace about how he thinks the hagel nomination will play out. >> i think most republicans don't want to block the nomination. they wanted to use the leverage to get some more information from the white house, especially on the benghazi terror attack. they feel that the administration has not leveled with them and a lot of questions they have they hope to use the leverage to get that information. they come back a week from tuesday and the expectation is that if, if they get the answers to the questions they have that they will stop their filibuster, which is in effect what it is, and allow the nomination to go through. i think it would be a surprise unless some very damaging information comes out between now and then, i think both sides expect the hagel nomination to go through. >> let me ask you it seems like president obama came out in the state of a union and had somewhat of a conciliatory tone and seemed to ha
live for us in washington. what's the latest? >> hi, jamie, hi, kelly. president obama is trying to turn up the heat on republicans, saying all it would take is a quote, little compromise to avoid those 85 billion dollars in spending cuts. the president wants more tax hikes included in any kind of compromise, and posed these questions to republicans who only want spending cuts. >> are republicans in congress willing to let these fall on our kids' schools and mental health care just to prevent tax loopholes. are they willing to slash, because they refuse tax cuts for big oil companies, seriously prepared to put more pain on the middle class because they refuse to put more on those at the top. and they say that americans have been hit with tax increases the beginning of this year when the g.o.p. agreed to go along with the president and allow certain bush era tax cuts to expire. and now republicans say they're ready to compromise on where and how the federal spending is cut, but they don't want more tax hikes and they're challenging the president to explain why he isn't reaching ou
but mess things up. yes, if you can believe the g.o.p. presidential obama is responsible for pretty much everything that's wrong in washington, d.c. today including the traffic. from refusing to reach out across the aisle to the sequester that threatens to disembowel the federal government with $1.2 trillion in spending cuts starting a week from this friday, it is all obama's fault. though if you can believe the president, imagine this now, let me stretch your credulity here, the president wasn't entirely to blame. >> obama: the whole design of these arbitrary cuts was to make them so unattractive and so unappealing that democrats and republicans would actually get together and find a good compromise. unfortunately, congress didn't compromise. >> john: mr. obama at least seemed logical to compromise with republicans. >> obama: i am willing to cut more spending that we don't need. get rid of programs that aren't working. i've laid out specific reforms to our entitlement programs. >> john: now if you're like me you just heard the president offer to cut spending and reform entitlement progr
are arguing against new taxes. our news anchor is traveling to washington, dc, this morning, to interview president obama at a white house and will be the only bay area reporter allowed this access. the exclusive reports live from washington, dc beginning today at 5:00 and he will tweet from washington, dc, as well. >> we have been telling you about the rise in gas prices but no one seems to know exactly why. >> hotmail is no more. bloomberg at the new york stock exchange with that and more. what is the outlook? >> people will be interested if that, but, first, gatt prices in the san francisco area, aaa says the average price of a gallon of gas was $4.14 cent for regular, jumping 46 cents from a month ago compared to 42 cent jump nationwide and analysts say it is because of rising oil prices and they are higher but no one is sure exactly why. the main reason is that there is big demand overseas for crude oil in china. there is blame of refinery ship down but we have not hit the spring driving season when the prices go up. >> two office giants talk about a merger, office depot and office m
tonight and delves into the private and public lives of first ladys from marsha washington to michelle obama. here is a preview. >> i think to the extent that this feels natural to me at any level and i would never have thought that living in the white house and being first lady would feel natural, it is because i try to make it me. i try to bring a little bit of michelle obama into this, but at the same time respecting and valuing the tradition that is america's. >> joining me is mark farkus executive producer and the historian that worked on the series and featured in it. good to see both of you. >> thank you, chris. >> why this? why now? what do you want people to understand about the role of first lady that they probably didn't know before? >> i think you take a look at someone like michelle obama and the recent first ladies and out in front of the camera and espousing phenomenas, and you take a look at abigail adams lobbying her husband for the rights of women and saying that if you do not keep in mind the ladies taking a look at the declaration of independence and also the consti
, your calls and comments on "washington journal." then, harold rogers of kentucky. and, president obama's state of the union address and the republican response from marco rubio. >> we have a habit in this country of glossing over presidents. we have decided that some people are bald eagles. they all have to be treated as if they are symbols of the country. what that means is you have a smoothing over of their rough edges. there is a feeling among modern presidents that they have a right to a certain veneration. that generation will be located in their presidential outlook. even if they are gone, their children and former allies, their lieutenants who live longer, they continue this. in many ways, they are even more ferociously committed to the legacy, not only because it involves them, big -- but because the old man is gone. the problem is, what does the government do, because it is responsible for these libraries, when you have a flat president? >> are two of our conversation with timothy natalli. tonight at 8:00 p.m., on c- span's "q&a." this morning, a political roundtable with davi
. >>> to washington now where there are just seven days to go before wide-reaching budget cuts take effect. president obama has reached out to top republican leaders to try to kickstart some talks. the phone call marked the first time they've talked on the issue since the fiscal cliff deal next year. the president says it never should have gotten to this point. >> there's no other profession, no other industry where people wait until the 11th hour to solve these big problems. >> but neither side is reporting any progress. instead, aides simply exchanged some taunts via twitter. not a lot of reason for hope here that they're going to get this done. but there's still a few days. >> like the president said, there's nowhere else in the world where you think about it, if it's going to affect that many people and so much money is on the line that we wait for this long for anything to happen. in fact, today our abc's jonathan karl spoke to secretary leon panetta about these cuts. he said if they go into effect, it would turn the united states into a second rate power. >> strong words there. president obama
martha washington to michelle obama, monday nights at 9:00 eastern on c-span, seat and radio and teeming life -- cspan radio and streaming live. >> i now like to introduce the moderator for our next panel. for more detailed information, you will find those in the program. martha is a professor at telson university -- at towson university. she is interested in the presidential press relations and white house communications operations. she is also director of the white house transition project, and non-partisan effort by presidency scholars to provide information on presidential transitions and white house operation to those who came into the white house in 2001 and 2009. she work with barack obama and john mccain and with the team representing president george w. bush. i refer your program for more information on her publications and finally, i can say she is a proud member of the board of directors of the white house historical situation. >> we have a wonderful here -- a wonderful panel here representing people who work in the white house for several administrations and people who of com
a open letter to president obama asking him to call off war on weapons. todd explained why op "fox news" earlier today. >> the initiative and a lot in washington and the lobbyists are trying to pass going to be more of a debtriment than a help. they are not protecting the kids. they're infringing op law abiding citizen from protecting themselves. they're really taking away from what really has happened. first we need to protect our children. >> kimberly: okay, so this is coming out strongly against the administration and what he calls the president's war on weapons. dana, from a communications per speculative, do you think this was effective coming from someone who is a survivor? >> dana: i think so. anybody who has experienced something personally adds to credibility of an argument. he has a point a lot of people share. i think that the administration to their credit, this is not something -- this issue is something they continued to pursue almost daily. they make some sort of news about it. whether it's news they intend to make or not like with the shotgun thing from president obamvic
in the "washington post" obama ruse. it's not that different from what rubio's group is talking about. but republicans can slam obama's plan as some sort of kenyan socialist inspired abdication of sovereignty. >> that's a good one. will laugh at that a week. >> they can blast the provisions on boarder security as laughable. they can describe the absence of a real plan for reforming the legal immigration process as slapdash or unserious or whatever they want to call it. so if the president really wants immigration reform to pass one of the most helpful things he could do is put out his own plan as decoy to draw republican fire while the senate works on bipartisan consensus, which looks suspiciously like what just happened. >> i said when rubio went on fox and other shows,it was a kabuki dance. marco rubio's plan is a great plan, look what he's doing and ignored he's doing it at 95% of what the president is doing. i'm fine. whatever gets you through the night, awesome. but let us not pretend that one of these plans is much different than others because it's just not. >> no, it's not. it
games are what washington is all b. president obama has proved himself very good to play this game. he has a strong hand right now. in the current situation with the $16 trillion in debt both republicans and democrat vs. plenty of blame. but it's kind of unusual in this particular case to have president obama complaining about the sequester, since bob woodward's book clearly pins the impetus for the sequester on the white house. the white house came up with this back before the election, because president obama really didn't want to have another big fight about the debt ceiling and everything and he wanted to give some sort of cuts to republicans in order to get past the election. and then he succeeded and here we are now where these cuts are about to take effect. we've kicked the can down the road a couple of times now, and now that he's securely reelected he really doesn't want to have these cuts go into effect. and he's desperate to find some other way of lessening the concerns of republicans who are very concerned about the exploding costs of the government. jon: if both sides agre
. >> stephanie: jacki's healthcare corner. now here she is in the current news center. >> president obama is back in washington today. he is going to give a speech at 10:45 urging congress to avoid the spending cuts that will kick in on friday. any spending cuts need to be coupled with an increase in revenue. the white house has invited emergency workers to appear today for the president's speech. two men who co-chaired the president's debt commission are in 2010 are out with a new plan. so far the president and congress have come up with $2.7 trillion in savings, so this would be on top of that. the bowel simpson proposal recycled some old ideas, including a combination of tax reform, paying providers even less for medicare and medicaid restrictive cost for living adjustments, and making civilian and military personnel pay more for their own health and retirement plans. neither party was jazzed as these ideas back in 2010, and there is no appearance that anything sentiments have changed. the democrats continue to try to win back control of the house. they brought
of language in washington. listen carefully president obama says loopholes, tax reform, special interests. my takes on that and should workers be compensated for the time it takes them to put their work clothes on? the supreme court will hear the case of the steel workers putting on their safety gear and taking it off, pay them. is it worth going to the supreme court for? is this what the law is all about? the judge will weigh in, 10:45 for the judge this morning. president obama warns of economic armageddon if we cut 2.3% of federal spending and he's using scare tactics so we want to know, does that work with voters? we're talking the psychology of fear with dr. keith ablow after this. (announcer) at scottrade, our clients trade and invest exactly how they want. with scottrade's online banking, i get one view of my bank and brokerage accounts with one login... to easily move my money when need to. plus, when i call my local scottrade office, i can talk to someone who knows how i trade. because i don't trade like everi'm with scottrade. me. (announcer) scottrade. awarded five-stars from smart
who served as first lady. from martha washington to michelle obama. season one begins tonight at 9:00 eastern and pacific. watched the program earlier in the day live at 2:00 eastern on c-span. >> now the woman who runs yahoo!, cdo marissa mayer. she was at the world economic forum in davos, switzerland, and she shared her insights on the direction of new technology. she is the youngest ceo of a fortune 500 company. the world economic forum brings together thousands of liters in business. this is about half an hour. >> welcome to "insight and ideas with marissa mayer." the c.e.o. of yahoo! if i am not mistaken, this is the first such conversation since becoming ceo. >> that's right. >> well, it is an honor for both me and the economic forum. e're here to talk about the future of technology. let's begin with the one nut that no one seems to be able to crack. the platform shift from desktop to mobile. how do you crack that nut? >> it is really important. if you look at what is happening in terms of the shift to mobile, the number of mobile phones has tripled in five years. tablet sal
for what's going on right now. president obama is to blame for demagoguing washington monumenting, the small 1% cuts are going to be on the most important things and republicans to blame for acting like military cuts are the huge job creator. the truth is both are hugely to blame for not handling big issues, big problems addressing this as one big deficit reduction package. not this small little force cut project. >> we've all played the blame game ourselves. i didn't want to be accused of being a hypocrite. that standoff continues on spending cuts. there are signs are common ground on marriage equality on display in this new ad from the respect for marriage coalition. >> none of wus want to be told we can't marry the person we love. growing majority of americans believe it's time to allow marriage for gay and lesbian couples. >> when couples are committed they ought to have the same rights everyone else has. >> allowing them to live together with the protection of the law it seems to me is the way we should move in this country. >> freedom means freedom for everyone. >> it featur
of these possible cuts. lisa rein is following this for the "washington post" and she joins me now. lisa, in recent days senior members of the obama administration have laid out an exacting detail all the terrible consequences that the sequester goes through while republicans, in many cases, have said it might not be that bad. from your reporting, can you tell who's working closer to the truth? >> well, it is hard to tell you about this is really in part a political game because it really does look like these 85 billion dollars in spending cuts will begin to take effect next fridayment it does not look as if congress, either side in congress has a real interest in resolving this issue. and the obama administration has over the past, i'm going to say, about two weeks has stepped up the pressure on republicans to say to the public, okay, dire consequences will result if these cuts take effect. that's in part because the agencies have to make the cuts across-the-board and they can't really make them without furloughs. now air traffic is just one area of the government that would-- that the white house
and curators exploring the lives of those who served as first lady from martha washington tomy shoal obama in the first of its kind project for television. it begins monday night at 9 eastern and pacific on c-span, c-span radio, and and watch the program live at 2 # p.m. eastern on c-span. >> next, a hearing on the budget operations and future of the department of homeland security. witnesses include former virginia governor james gilmore, government accountability office, and the congressional research service. this is just over an hour and a half. .. under an border patrol age and brand terry who was killed in december 2010 in the line of duty in arizona. i look forward to a strong bipartisan separation to make the homeland security at the nation and effective as possible. i would also like to introduce our new freshman majority members. today we've got mr. keith rothfuss from pennsylvania and mr. hudson of north carolina and later will be mr. stephen daines of montana. they bring experience to new roles in congress and on the subcommittee and i look forward to leveraging derr
washington to michelle obama. season one begins monday night at 9 east -- and 9:00 eastern and pacific. and what's the program earlier in the day live at 2:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. next, president obama and his state of the union address. he talks about minimum wage income control. this is an hour and 15 minutes. mr. speaker, mr. vice president, >> mr. speaker, the president of the united states. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. [gavel] thank you. members of congress, i have the distinction of presenting to you the president of the united states. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you very much. thank you so much. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. mr. speaker, mr. vice president, members of congress, fellow americans, 51 years ago, john f. kennedy declared to this chamber that "the constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress." "it is my task," he said, "to report the state of the union -- to improve it is the task of us all." tonight, thanks to the grit and determination of the american people, there is much progress to report. after a deca
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